Dušan Borković pips Jaap van Lagen to top second practice

Dušan Borković pips Jaap van Lagen to top second practice

Dušan Borković
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Hyundai racer Dušan Borković pipped Audi driver Jaap van Lagen by less than a tenth of a second to top the times in second practice for the TCR Europe Series at Zandvoort.

The times had been topped by the Audi of Jaap van Lagen, shod with fresh rubber, for much of the session, with the Leopard Lukoil driver at one point being eight tenths clear of second place.

But towards the end of the session Borković, who had been fifth quickest, put in a quick lap to go to the top, although his time was still two tenths slower than van Lagen’s best of the day set earlier in first practice.

Attila Tassi was third fastest, improving on his classification of 13th in first practice, with the KCMG Honda driver being 0.354 seconds from the pace.

Comtoyou Racing’s Maxime Potty had been one of the early pace-setters in the session and the Volkswagen racer ended up in fourth, ahead of PCR Sport’s Mikel Azcona in fifth, who continued to demonstrate that he has front-running pace in his CUPRA.

The morning’s leading Hyundai racer Kris Richard was sixth in his Target Competition i30 N, ahead of Stian Paulsen in seventh and the third Target Hyundai of Reece Barr in eighth, with the latter being the last driver within a second of the pace.

KCMG’s Josh Files and M1RA’s Francisco Mora completed the top ten, whilst Mora’s team-mate Dániel Nagy was 11th, a mere 0.007 seconds slower.

Qualifying for TCR Europe takes place at 15:45 CEST (14:45 BST).

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 62 Dušan BORKOVIĆ Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 13 1:45.428 0.000
2 46 Jaap VAN LAGEN Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS TCR 13 1:45.526 0.098
3 9 Attila TASSI Hell Energy Racing with KCMG Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR 12 1:45.782 0.354
4 88 Maxime POTTY Comtoyou Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 14 1:45.824 0.396
5 25 Mikel AZCONA PCR Sport CUPRA TCR 13 1:45.871 0.443
6 94 Kris RICHARD Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 15 1:46.275 0.847
7 34 Stian PAULSEN Stian Paulsen Racing CUPRA TCR 14 1:46.344 0.916
8 8 Reece BARR Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 15 1:46.392 0.964
9 99 Josh FILES Hell Energy Racing with KCMG Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR 13 1:46.447 1.019
10 26 Francisco MORA M1RA Hyundai i30 N TCR 9 1:46.524 1.096
11 999 Dániel NAGY M1RA Hyundai i30 N TCR 13 1:46.531 1.103
12 4 Julien BRICHÉ JSB Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 12 1:46.782 1.354
13 23 Francisco ABREU Sports & You Peugeot 308 TCR 13 1:46.830 1.402
14 38 Danny KROES PCR Sport CUPRA TCR 13 1:46.870 1.442
15 7 Igor STEFANOVSKI Stefanovski Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 14 1:47.424 1.996
16 13 Cedric PIRO Autodis Racing by Piro Sports Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR 14 1:47.497 2.069
17 11 Jens Reno MØLLER Reno Racing Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR 12 1:47.631 2.203
18 20 Márk JEDLÓCZKY JLG Sport CUPRA TCR 15 1:48.052 2.624
19 10 Viktor DAVIDOVSKY PSS Racing Team Honda Civic Type R FK7 TCR 14 1:48.497 3.069
20 17 Martin RYBA Brutal Fish Racing Team Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 15 1:49.618 4.190
21 21 Marie BAUS-COPPENS JSB Compétition CUPRA TCR DSG 10 1:53.749 8.321
22 14 Loris CENCETTI Autodis Racing by Piro Sports Hyundai i30 N TCR 2 2:00.770 15.342